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Poster: donuil Date: Nov 3, 2008 12:19am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb

Oh, look, I came across another collection page, 'European Libraries'. http://www.archive.org/details/europeanlibraries
Seems to be all the Bodleian/Oxford University books from Google.

Re: the download numbers. I have never trusted the download numbers (that is, well before Google was added to IA); some seem completely absurd, and I had always just assumed it was the result of some sort of automation like crawling, mirroring, or whatever.

Thank you, by the way, for pointing out the metadata within the HTTP folder. I am in and out of those folders all the time and never noticed the full metadata was there!

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Nov 3, 2008 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb

Excellent, thanks. Hopefully they will list these libraries/collections on the main Text page with the others.

Re: download counts, yeah who knows, guess we'll need an insiders view to explain it.

Your welcome on the metadata, I just found it on a whim thinking it must be around somewhere since the main work page says "select" metadata, the rest had to be somewhere. I kinda wish they'd open it up to the community ala Wikipedia or LibraryThing, to correct errors and add info.

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Poster: donuil Date: Nov 3, 2008 12:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb

Addition: The European Libraries also contain books from Lausanne and Ghent Universities, although Oxford makes up the vast majority.